The Wonder of the Incarnation

He it is by whom all things were made,
And who was made One of all things.

Who is the Revealer of the Father,
The Creator of the mother.

The Son of God by the Father without a mother,
The Son of man by the mother without a father;

The Word who is God before all time,
The Word made flesh at a fitting time;

Ordering all the ages from the bosom of the Father,
Hallowing a day of today from the womb of the mother;

Remaining in the Father,
Coming forth from the mother;

Author of the heaven and the earth;
Sprung under the heaven out of the earth;

Unutterably wise,
In his wisdom a babe without utterance;

Filling the world,
Lying in a Manger.

–Augustine

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